Thursday, January 19, 2023
Thursday, January 19, 2023

    Police in Philadelphia locate third suspicious body, experts say serial killer

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    After a third body was discovered early Wednesday on a Philadelphia off-ramp, experts tell they believe it’s the work of a serial killer.

    Pennsylvania State Police responded to an off-ramp on Interstate 95 Wednesday after a dead body appeared, traumatizing drivers passing by on their commute.

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    This marks the third dead body in just two days.

    Just prior to the discovery, Philadelphia Police found a man wrapped in a tarp in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia.

    Police tell they responded to the 1900 block of Mount Vernon Street after contractors located the body.

    “It smelled like something I can’t even describe,” a frightened neighbor told “The smell was distinct, strong and beyond nauseating.” The neighbor, who was on a business trip, says his wife stated she smelled it since Saturday.

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    Oddly, all neighbors who spoke to, including the one living right next door, stated they had never seen anyone at the home and thought it was vacant.

    The first body was located Tuesday afternoon on the 2700 block of Ruby Terrace at the Bartram Village housing development.

    According to police, a manager and housing police officer noticed a strong odor and saw maggots coming from a 2-foot-by-2-foot suitcase. Minutes later, they discovered the remains of an unidentified woman inside, completely dismembered.

    “It’s a horrifying discovery for everybody involved here,” Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker said. “From the people living here to the officers arriving here and dealing with the situation.”

    All three deaths were ruled as suspicious by police.

    “You have three bodies, all of which were left for police to find.” A former federal agent who worked on infamous cases involving serial killers such as the Zodiak told “When someone commits such a brutal murder, they don’t leave the body in clear sight unless they want to get recognition. Build a name. Get some sick reputation. That’s what people like this live off of. I’d bet my last dollar another body will appear.”

    The former agent told the pattern includes making the most recent murder more brutal but easier to find than the last, something he says is “clearly the case” in these three suspicious deaths.

    Pennsylvania State Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the victim. If you have any information, please call the Pennsylvania State Police Philadelphia Criminal Investigation Unit at 215-452-5216.

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